Dave Koz On Summer Horns: “It Just Came Alive So Effortlessly”

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Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, RIchard Elliot and Gerald Albright

Photo by Ellis Moore Photography/ambrosevents.com

Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, RIchard Elliot and Gerald Albright

Photo by Ellis Moore Photography/ambrosevents.com

Britt Bickel
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Dave Koz has been taking the country by storm this summer as part of the sax supergroup known as the Summer Horns featuring fellow musicians Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot.

Having recently tore the house down at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this month, Dave and friends are gearing up for group’s final show this summer – and likely the last show ever – at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Sept. 6th.

This morning, Dave joined Pat Prescott as her special guest co-host where he talked about how the Summer Horns project all came together and how well it’s been received by fans.

“This has been one of those great tours that happen very rarely where just everything just seems to fall into place,” Dave gushed. “Great personalities, great music to play, and that’s what the thing is, we all share – the four of us – truly share a respect for the music we’re playing, which is all a celebration of horns sections.”

Dave continued, “this is our musical DNA – Gerald, Mindi, Richard and I – we all grew up listening to bands like Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago and Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears and Cool & The Gang…I can go on and on. So when we came to this project, we all had really open arms and open hearts.”

Dave noted that the collaborative effort on the project came with ease even though each musician has their on distinct style and sound.

“It just came alive so effortlessly,” said Dave. “It’s very rare that you have a project that just comes together like that, and we’re all just loving it and enjoying it so much.”

You have one final chance to catch Dave and the Summer Horns for the foreseeable future when they take the stage at the Hyatt Summer Concert Series in Newport Beach on Friday, Sept. 6th! Get more details and purchase tickets at hyattconcerts.com.

Listen to our morning show recap with Dave Koz in the clips below:

Part one: Dave talks about the Summer Horns project.

Part two: Dave talks about the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and how far the city and people have come since the disaster.

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